The White

Perfectionist

As a White Perfectionist, being soul centric gets tricky for you because of your profound fear of making mistakes. You believe that if you don't do things perfectly you will become stressed and anxious. Because of this, your blocks to remaining soul centric are related to the ways you ensure you always do things the right way.

In a coaching relationship, this could mean that you often find yourself:

  • Overthinking things.

  • Worrying about doing things the right way.

  • Being self-critical if things are not going well, or just being self-critical.

  • Judging your clients for not making progress in line with your standards.

  • Overstretching your clients.

  • Repressing your feelings about the coaching relationship.

  • Becoming overly critical. 

Your Map & Soul Centric Coaching

Developing your skills as a Soul Centric Coach is about awakening and safeguarding the deepest potential within others.

 

Becoming truly soul centric with your clients involves a moment to moment commitment to dropping your armour and staying in full contact with the deepest aspect of who you are. Only then can the deepest aspect of your being connect with the deepest aspect of your client's being. 

 

When you work with your map, you are not only seeing the specific ways that your personality type armours and blocks your ability to take a soul centric approach with your clients, you are also getting a glimpse of what being a Soul Centric Coach is all about for you as a White Perfectionist. 

The Enneagram teaches that each personality type has its own soul signature, an essential quality that belongs to that type. When you look at the centre of your map you are coming face to face with your own soul signature. Each soul signature is a personal signpost for becoming a Soul Centric Coach. The word 'Wholeness', written in the centre space of your map, is the essential quality you will feel when you are being fully soul centric with your clients. 

As a White Perfectionist, you will experience this Wholeness in your coaching work when you:

 

  • no longer need to get things 'right' in order to move forward.

  • naturally relax your tendency to set unrealistic standards for yourself (and your clients.) 

  • loosen your grip on your harsh self-judgements. 

  • accept things as they are.

  • feel a profound serenity throughout your whole body.

  • have a mind free from excessive thought and analysis. 

  • become open and centred. 

  • ​act decisively and know exactly what is needed in the moment. 

  • let go of blame, judgement, criticism, anger, frustration.

When you are fully present in this way your presence influences your client's presence. When you are connected to your inner stillness and wisdom,  your client moves into their inner stillness and wisdom. Then the real magic starts to happen. In this moment, you will know that the simple art of 'being with' is enough to transform both yourself and your client.

Download your free map & guide for the White Perfectionist

Once you have had sight of your map you might also like to try a free guided meditation...

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My Map to Soul Centric Coaching

A learning programme designed to enable you to become a Soul Centric Coach

  

This exclusive programme has been designed specifically for you if you are an experienced coach or helping professional whose next step on your journey is calling you to elevate your skills to the next level. It has a very focussed mission. To show you how you can use My Map to Freedom as a device to become a Soul Centric Coach.

 

Becoming a Soul Centric Coach means you will be able to:

  • Feel confident and sure-footed in your journey as a helping professional because you have a practice which enables you to respond rather than react to your clients

  • Create the kind of space where meaningful inner work is invited and encouraged

  • Simply be present for your clients rather than feeling obliged to find answers and fix things

  • Trust and believe that you and your clients will get lasting results

  • Travel with your clients as far and as deep as they want to go.

  • Notice when you are being ‘triggered’ by your clients, and know how to return to ‘centre’

  • Transform your own patterns of closure and defence so you ‘show up’ as someone beyond your role

  • Co-create genuine working relationships